Is one-way ANOVA the proper test to use?

Yum18

New Member
Hello,

In my science class, we had to record the amount of time it took for an ant to escape 4 different colored mazes to see if color had an impact on escape time. In determining the statistical significance of the differences in escape time for the different colors, would a one-way ANOVA be correct to use?

Karabiner

TS Contributor
How many ants? And were there different grpoups in the respective mazes, or did the same ants escape all 4 mazes?

With kind regards

Karabiner

Karabiner

TS Contributor
So you have a sample size of n=1 ant?
You canntot perform a statistical test for n=1 and k=4 measurements.

With kind regards

Karabiner

Yum18

New Member
The same ant was required to solve each maze 6 times, creating 6 times for each maze color. Does this change anything? (We were going to assume independence between trials) Thanks.

Karabiner

TS Contributor
We were going to assume independence between trials.
Is this realistic?

With this design, oneway analysis of variance or a Kruskal-Wallis H test could be used.

With kind regards

Karabiner